Cawood Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School

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Cawood Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School


Name Cawood Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
Website http://www.cawoodprimary.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 22 January 2015
Address Broad Lane, Cawood, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 3SQ
Phone Number 01757268368
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 160 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 25.8
Local Authority North Yorkshire
Percentage Free School Meals 1.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.9%
Persisitent Absence 10.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.6%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Cawood Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special education needs is below the national average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils, those eligible for the pupil premium, is well below the national average. The pupil premium is funding to support those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and those who are looked after by the local authority. Almost all pupils are from a White British background. Children attend part time in the Nursery class and full time in the Reception class. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Since the last inspection all leaders, including governors, have continued to ensure that the school makes improvements in teaching and pupils’ achievement. Leaders have identified the right priorities for the future. Teaching and learning are consistently good over time. Staff know individual pupils well and plan work effectively so that it meets their needs. Pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Standards at the end of Year 2 have improved and are high. Children in the early years get an excellent start to school. They make outstanding progress from their different starting points and achieve very well. Pupils’ behaviour is good. Their high attendance reflects their love of school. Excellent safety arrangements ensure that pupils are safe, happy and thrive. The rich curriculum and varied range of learning, including the school’s woodland learning area, meet the wide range of pupils’ needs and abilities well. The school provides very well for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Pupils understand that tolerance, respect and responsibility are very important. Parents are very satisfied with the school. They say their children look forward to going to school and the headteacher and his team ‘go the extra mile’ to help. The governors have a high level of expertise. They understand the school’s strengths and areas for improvement. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not enough pupils are making sustained, rapid progress, especially in mathematics and writing. Standards in pupils’ spelling, handwriting and grammar are not consistently high. Teachers’ written comments, especially in the marking of pupils’ mathematics work, do not always make it clear to pupils how to improve their work. Not enough opportunities are provided for pupils to respond to advice.